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Yorubas of Nigeria

J. Ferguson

Yorubas of Nigeria

by J. Ferguson

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Published by Open U.P. .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementprepared by J. Ferguson.
SeriesA100 Humanities: a foundation course -- unit 2
ContributionsOpen University. Arts Foundation Course Team.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19903606M

  Notably, the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria Samuel Ajayi Crowther is credited to have made the first translation of the Bible to Yoruba. In the s, Crowther had begun to work in languages other than Yoruba, but he continued to supervise the translation of the Yoruba Bible (Bibeli Mimọ), which was completed in the mids, a few. It was the first African bishop Samuel A. Crowther who published the Yoruba grammar book for the first time. If you compare the Yoruba language to the other Nigerian languages, you can find the most similarities to it in Itsekiri language (which is used in Niger Delta) and in the Igala language which is spoken mostly in central part of Nigeria.

Yorubas are one of the most popular ethnic groups in Nigeria. According to statistics, they make up as much as 35% of the total population of Nigeria. They cover as many as six Nigerian states, namely; Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, and Lagos. They also cover large portions of Kwara state, and even Edo state, and the entire Benin Kingdom. The Yoruba people existed as far back as the 7 th century but they were not initially known as the Yoruba until the 8 th century when a powerful Yoruba kingdom existed in Ile Ife and it was said to be one of the earliest kingdoms in Africa.. Based on oral history, the Oyo Empire derives the Yoruba ethnic group from the population of the older kingdom of Ile-Ife and this group grew over the.

  The Yoruba are one of Nigeria's and Africa's largest cultural and language groups. Listen and join in the converstaion with Dr. Akinwumi Ogundiran. Dr. Ogundiran is an archaeologist and historian. We will discuss his forthcoming book, The Yoruba: A New History, set to be released November by Indiana University Press. Dr. Akin Ogundiran is Chancellor's Professor, and . D.O. Fagunwa, Yoruba chief whose series of fantastic novels made him one of Nigeria’s most popular writers. He was also a teacher. Fagunwa’s first novel, Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmale (; The Forest of a Thousand Daemons), was the first full-length novel published in the Yoruba language. His.


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